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Using superheroes in counseling and play therapy

Author: Lawrence C Rubin
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In presenting case studies and wisdom gleaned from practicing therapists' experience, Lawrence Rubin shows how it is possible to uncover children's secret identities, assist treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems, and inspire the journey of individuation for gay and lesbian clients, all by paying attention to our intrinsic social need for superhero and science-fiction fantasy and play."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Superhero films
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence C Rubin
ISBN: 0826102697 9780826102690
OCLC Number: 71233134
Description: xxxiii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Look, up in the sky! : an introduction to the use of superheroes in psychotherapy / Lawrence C. Rubin --
Superheroes in therapy : uncovering children's secret identities / Robert J. Porter --
What would Superman do? / Cory A. Nelson --
Superheroes and sandplay : using the archetype through the healing journey / William McNulty --
The Incredible Hulk and emotional literacy / Jennifer Mendoza Sayers --
Holy franchise! : Batman and trauma / Michael Brody --
Making a place for the angry hero on the team / Harry Livesay --
A super millieu : using superheroes in the residential treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems / Karen Robertie [and others] --
Superheroes are super friends : developing social skills and emotional reciprocity with autistic spectrum clients / Patty Scanlon --
Superheroes in play therapy with an attachment disordered child / Carmela Wenger --
Luke, I am your father! : a clinical application of the Star wars adoption narrative / Lawrence C. Rubin --
Becoming the hero : the use of role-playing games in psychotherapy / George Enfield --
To boldly go! : Star trek superheroes in therapy / Jeff Pickens --
Hypnosis and superheroes / Jan M. Burte --
Heroes who learn to love their monsters : how fantasy film characters can inspire the journey of individuation for gay and lesbian clients in psychotherapy / Roger Kaufman.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence C. Rubin.
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Takes the reader on a how-to tour of the benefits of using pop-culture and fantasy in psychotherapy and play therapy. Presenting case studies, this work shows how it is possible to uncover children's  Read more...

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There is something democratic about a therapy that can respond empathically to the experiences that patients enjoy and feel that they understand emotionally. - From the Foreword by John Shelton Read more...

 
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